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jan 12, 2008, 8:28 am

I have just stumbled onto your group.

Please let me state my views before you take me wrong.

I HATE Adolf Hitler.
I hate Josef Stalin.
I Hate Mao.

Extreme words, but I am looking for extreme reactions.

I am looking for the most evocative MUSIC of any period.

I would like to assemble a collection of music that has "moved"
people, whether rightly or otherwise.

Thus, although I HATE Naziesm, I do know that the song "the erica",
a Nazi anthem, is powerful.
I also remember the Polish communist songs, you know the ones with the
Lad on the front of the Steam Train.
I also love "Men of Harlick" sung by a Welsh choir

How about the USA anthem, beautiful - the 4 octave range!
Or the French Marcelaise (pardon spelling) especially in
the film Casablanca.

I don't know many Asian songs, but I have heard some Chinese opera
which I found enchanting. I want the most blatent Popular stuff.
I have Ken Burns "civil war: and the song, sung by both sides
must be on my list.

African Music, Pacific Musis, South American Music. Anything that has
passion. I guess that the way I started this topic implies a political bent.

I think by now it's obvious what I am looking for is.
Sheer Emotion.

I do really apologise to anyone if I have I have offended them. I asked my Jewish friends,
and got a mixed reception. It is NOT a slight matter to discuss songs which have
a horid history.

Redigeret: jan 12, 2008, 10:42 am

The Battle hymn of the Republic" never fails to move me. The line "...in the watch-fires of a thousand circling camps/ They have builded Him an altar in the morning dews & damps.." one can feel Julia Ward Howe's wonder as she looks from the window of her hotel & sees the line of Union forces spread out all around Washington, guarding the capitol all through the night.
My family fought on both sides in that war; perhaps that is why I cannot listen to those words & music without feeling tears.
This country has had so many opportunities to be a great country, a true beacon for the world & again & again that promise has been swept aside.

Redigeret: jan 12, 2008, 12:53 pm

Strange Fruit as sung by Billie Holiday. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll by Bob Dylan. Beethoven's piano sonata #8 in C minor (Pathétique). Everybody's Talkin' by Harry Nilsson in the movie Midnight Cowboy. Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones. Taps. So many more ...

Redigeret: jan 12, 2008, 5:24 pm

Sinnerman by Nina Simone recently came back into my ken. Hyperbole done well is as good a trope as any.

Recently I had occasion to watch DVD's of the operas Don Carlo and Don Carlos, albeit only one of each. King Philip's aria in Don Carlo was wrenching, but not so much in the French version.


jan 12, 2008, 8:02 pm

The Godspell finale. I always yell at myself, "You can't cry, this is obvious, duh, Maria, Jesus dies at the end, you knew that going into it, STOP CRYING!" But somehow the music portrays the scene so perfectly... and then when the cast goes into the "Long live God/Prepare Ye" and it goes from tentative to joyful.

Also from Godspell, the song "By My Side" - I can't quite name the emotion I get from it. I know the song's sad and in a minor key, but somehow I always feel fulfilled after hearing it and singing along.

"Just One Person" from Snoopy the Musical makes me weep, as does the "Much More Reprise" from The Fantasticks.

And, to prove that I don't only listen to musical theatre... I cry at Dan Fogelberg's "Same Old Lang Syne" and sometimes at Dylan's "Visions of Johanna," "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," "Desolation Row," and sometimes even "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues."

jan 12, 2008, 8:34 pm

Thanks for the reminder about Bob Dylan. I once loved a young French Canadian woman. The description in the song doesn't fit her, but she was a Girl from the North Country.


jan 13, 2008, 3:41 am

1. Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light " from the film THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC by Carl Theodor Dreyer.

2. Beethoven's String Quartets, expecially OP 132 in A minor. The ending is rousing and stupendous.

I must add more to this later! Great topic!

jan 13, 2008, 12:52 pm

>1 guido47:

I am just a pedantic bish-bosher, but that would be "Men of Harlech", Guido. Just in case you try to google it any time soon.

In respect of the particular Nazi song you mention, I have never heard of "The Erica", but then I've only heard of one Nazi song, I thought the Horst-Wessel-Lied was the archetypal Nazi anthem. Might be worth checking out, if only for the flesh-creeping effect.

jan 13, 2008, 5:43 pm

John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) !!!!

jan 14, 2008, 2:38 pm

> 10

Monty Python?

Redigeret: jan 14, 2008, 4:06 pm

Different kinds of music evoke very different kinds of emotion. I've always been partial to music like Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Infanta, which evokes a mysterious sense of yearning. It's worlds apart from a rabble-rousing, stand-fast-on-the-battlements song like La Marseillaise, which I also love. It's the latter type of music, perhaps, that more easily lends itself to misuse.

jan 14, 2008, 4:25 pm

Different types of music that Floor me:

The music of the Russian Orthodox Liturgy.
Van MOrrison--Tupelo Honey
Bruce Springsteen--JungleLand
Cry Cry Cry--By Way of Sorrow
Pierce Pettis--The whole "Chase the Buffalo" cd.
Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto
Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, as sung by either Rufus Wainwright or Jeff Buckley.
Ani DiFranco's version of Amazing Grace, off the Living in Clip cd.
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole-- Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World
Sam Cooke--A Change is Gonna Come

jan 14, 2008, 4:41 pm

20 20 20 4 hours a day . ..

jan 14, 2008, 11:21 pm

Arctic (#12) - yes, Van Morrison's Tupelo. Buckley's Hallelujah would be on many people's lists.

The singer who just kills me with standards like Wonderful World and Rainbow is named Eva Cassidy - I got to the point that I actively disliked those songs due to overuse, until I heard Cassidy --wow.

As Theresa knows, some by Lucinda Williams, including Lake Charles.

Now I'm going to have to find diFranco's Amazing Grace, thanks.

jan 14, 2008, 11:43 pm


I saw her once with her father, Miller Williams, a doctor and poet laureate in the 1990s. She sang "Car Wheels" and he cried.

Redigeret: jan 22, 2008, 1:32 am

I've made some notes:

The Nazi Song Erika
The Nazi National Anthem Horst Wessel Lied
The Star Spangled Banner
A precious version
Performed in China in the grand style

Also sacred American Battle Hymn of the Republic
Rousing American Sousa's Washington Post March
Precious Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever
More Reverent Stars and Stripes Forever
The American great sacrifice Taps with commentary
Sacred French
The Marseillaise scene from Casablanca
The Marseillaise from the battlements

Russian Choir Patriotic Music, That's what it says, and it is rousing.

Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata first movement
Pathetique Sonata second movement remembering Karl Haas
Pathetique Sonata third movement
String Quartet Opus 132 in A minor third movement
Eroica First movement, Karajan
Second movement, Klemperer
Third movement, Hartung
most of the Fourth movement, Jarvi
rest of the Fourth movement, I hope, Jarvi
Ode to Joy
Rachmaninov's Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto
Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Infanta
Verdi's King Philip's Aria (Don Carlo version) but not in a dramatical setting

Bob Dylan
Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Girl of the North Country
Visions of Johanna
Desolation Row
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
(Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues by Nina Simone just because)

Musicals, plays, movies, teevee
Everybody's Talkin' by Harry Nilsson
Godspell finale
Godspell: By My Side
Snoopy the Musical: Just One Person
The Fantasticks: Much More but probably not the reprise
Ken Burns's Civil War
Ashokan Farewell

Standards and popular music
Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison
JungleLand by Bruce Springsteen
Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones
Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg
Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright
Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley
Lake Charles by Lucinda Williams
Lake Charles by Lucinda Williams
Ramones "I want to be sedated" This may be the "20 20 20 4 hours a day" reference

Men of Harlech Instrumental
Men of Harlech Choral but unattested authenticity

Soul and Blues
Strange Fruit by Billy Holiday
Sinnerman by Nina Simone
A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Somewhere Over the Rainbow a standard by Eva Cassidy, cf Iz
Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, cf Iz

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace by Ani DiFranco (Living in Clip cd)
Amazing Grace pipes, from Braveheart

There are links to MP3 downloads at Message 18 and Message 31


My blundering has likely caused errors and omissions. When you see them please let me know.

2. Polish communist on front of train NEED HELP

6. Popular Chinese Opera NEED HELP

32.Russian Orthodox liturgical music NEED HELP

27.The Passion of Joan of Arc: Voices of Light NEED HELP

35.Cry Cry Cry--By Way of Sorrow Tantalized and disappointed too many times by Google results.

36.Chase the Buffalo cd by Pierce Pettis

43.20 20 20 4 hours a day (?, but see above under popular music and standards)

Unless I am prodded or I see a suggestion without a link that I can provide, I'm going to leave this alone. I am glad some folks had fun with it.


jan 15, 2008, 9:32 am

Amazing list!!
About the nazi "Erika" could that be Ludwig Van Beethovens "Eroica" symphony No. 3 in Eflat Opus 55? Nazi's listened to it but it doesn't belong to them.

The civil war song from both sides. I have the Ken Burns video & the song "Lorena" was very popular in the 1860's all over the country. Part of the words go
"The days are growing short, Lorena,
The frost is on the ground again"
In the TV program, this song was played by a trumpet player & brought a lot of tears. It is a sad song, of lost love.
You really did a great job, Thanks.

jan 15, 2008, 12:22 pm

16: Yeah, all of my musical theatre suggestions got butchered on youtube. You kind of have to hear them professionally recorded in order to understand what the hell I'm talking about.

So! The magic of sendspace!

From the Godspell Original Cast Recording:
By My Side

From the Snoopy London Cast:
Just One Person

From the Fantasticks Japan Tour:
Much More (Reprise)

jan 15, 2008, 12:59 pm

Unfortunately Chase the Buffalo is out of print; at least it was two years ago.

Cry Cry Cry is a group consisting of Richard Schindell, Lucy Kaplansky and Dar Williams. They issued one CD. At one point I found a live webcast of one of their concerts. Julie Miller actually wrote By Way of Sorrow.

jan 15, 2008, 3:21 pm

Some Pierce Pettis is available on YouTube, however. So we should be able to track something down.

I'll look harder for Cry Cry Cry; if you can come up with a link, I'll incorporate it.

Erika didn't sound like The Eroica to me, but I am an audience member, not a musician.

Lorena is something I can search for.

I'll dress up my original post over the next week or so and add whatever people say moves them henceforth.


jan 15, 2008, 4:44 pm

#16: Wow, thank you so much for doing this. I have dial up connection at home so I can't take advantage of the youtube sites today, but I have a good connection at work. I look forward to delving into this more deeply. Thank you so much, again.

jan 15, 2008, 4:47 pm

#18: Thank you for the send space listings. I will sign up for send space at work. How thoughtful of you.

jan 15, 2008, 5:36 pm

> 16

That's a terrific list, as a list, but a horribly schizophrenic playlist, methinks.

I think two almost opposite strands have got caught up here - our actual real favourite songs (our desert island discs, for UK listeners), and the very different sort of thing that guido47 started with, which (I thought) were little tingle-inducing aural postcards from other times and (more or less) romantic places.

Do you think, rdurick, you could untangle those threads? You probably have better things to do. Those toenails won't paint themselves.

jan 15, 2008, 5:45 pm

What I meant to say was that Beethoven's "Eroica" seems more like music to inspire than the "Erika" but Guido47, #1 will have to clear that up.

Redigeret: jan 15, 2008, 6:36 pm

23> Keep your eyes on it, and feel free to give me specific suggestions.

Right now I'd like to know how to do an indent without invoking blockquote. There may be HTML, or a simple indent might do it. But I don't know and won't be looking for a little while at least.

The list

24> I'll add it.


jan 15, 2008, 7:09 pm

Is the Ken Burns civil war song Askokan Farewell? (the song with the haunting violin, which ends one phrase, not as expected, but by rising?)

jan 16, 2008, 12:45 am

In 1978 I saw Bruce Springsteen live--the Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. It was...well, I was 20, a big Springsteen fan, and I had front row seats...well not seats, I was standing right up to the edge of the stage, along with maybe a 100 other rabid fans. It was the best concert I have ever seen, and I thought it was lost, to be found only in my memories.

Thanks to this thread, I was led to some YouTube clips of that show. sigh.

Thanks. You cannot believe how nice it is to relive those magic moments.

jan 16, 2008, 1:34 am

guido may find this site on John Philip Sousa helpful: http://www.dws.org/sousa/

I remember playing one of his songs for my son, then about eight or nine. He immediately started marching around the room. We are not what you would call a "patriotic" family (right or wrong, my country). But he just could not stop himself.

jan 16, 2008, 9:24 am

Theresa, 5 of my kids played in the band & when we watched the Memorial Day parade, the sound of "The Stars & Stripes Forever" as the kids marched down Main St. between the aging WW2vets & the convertabales carrying the Gold Star mothers would bring a tear to everyone's eyes.

jan 16, 2008, 12:51 pm

#29: No doubt about it, that stuff is stirring.

Redigeret: jan 17, 2008, 4:13 pm

I was thinking, when I made my list, all I thought about were songs that made me cry. So I think I need to fill out my list with other emotions.

John Mellencamp: Key West Intermezzo
CSNY: Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Warren Zevon: Lawyers, Guns and Money
The National: All The Wine
Smog: Let Me See The Colts
The Books: Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again*

Modest Mouse: Bury Me With It
Tom Petty: Echo
Ben Folds Five: Song For The Dumped

Van Morrison: Moondance
Dave Matthews Band: Crush
Rolling Stones: Honky Tonk Women

*This song is sort of the ultimate emotional experience for me. I'm not sure why.

jan 17, 2008, 8:34 pm

I have a CD called "Russia's beautiful religious songs (from the 15th - 2oth century
Famous Orthodox mixed choirs

ARC Music
Email is
I think I bought this CD thru Daedallis Books & music

Redigeret: jan 17, 2008, 10:44 pm

#26, you're correct; it's Ashokan Farewell, and my heart yearns everytime I hear it. I feel like I want it to never stop! There's an interesting explanation of how it came to be written here, posted by the musician who wrote it.

Redigeret: jan 22, 2008, 1:18 am

Dear Group, Thank you very much for your responses.

This has been the first thread which I have posted, which has taken on (almost)
it's own life.
I am still digesting some of the comments, paticularily > 26 "disultory's" and I would
particularily like to thank "rdurick" for his structure and effort and pointing me to u-tube.
I know I have to answer some direct questions, but please forbare until my next message.

In the mean time I would like to add :

A soviet patriotic song Standard I think

I would also like to add a link to a CLASSICAL music site here in Melbourne that has been going for 40+ years!

John Cargher - Singers of renown

The opening piece, for each of his weekly broadcasts, even though I have heard it for 30+ years, still sends a shiver down my spine.


jan 22, 2008, 1:34 am

Glad to be of service. I've added the Russian one to my list above. It is rousing.


Redigeret: jan 22, 2008, 5:55 am

After your reflex like response, you made me think of/about emotional AUSTRALIAN

This one has always moved me, although the version I once heard on an ANZAC
day, sung by (I think) a WWI digger, in his untrained, graverly voice is still my
favourite version.

And The Band played Waltzing Matilda


Edited to correct typos.

jan 30, 2008, 8:30 am

Dear TheresaWilliams,

I listened to your SOUSA, but I feel this is not quite what I am looking for.
In the Aussi Army, I am sure I marched for many, many hours to "Colonel Bogey"
(Not a Suosa song, I know) But it still has "emotional" value to me. BUT it is NOT what I would call an EMOTIONAL Song.

I am still looking for that "THING" that sends a shiver down your spine.

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feb 2, 2008, 5:33 am

Guido, I don't know, maybe Sousa is an American thing: he is played at 4th of July celebrations, at parades, ball games, so many activities here in the US. Most Americans find it very "inspiring." I have not thought about how someone outside the US would find Sousa. That is interesting that it doesn't do anything for you.

Are you looking for patriotic songs in particular, or any song that sends shockwaves through the body?

feb 2, 2008, 6:35 am

Dear Thersa.,

Pleasle do not not get me wrong. I know that SOUSA IS very insperational and
emotional and it has nothing to do with nationality.

BUT I think you got it right in the last part of your last sentence.

SHOCKWAVES, definitely.


feb 2, 2008, 1:02 pm

The first time I heard Bill Haley and the Comets sing "Rock Around the Clock" and the first time I heard Gene Vincent and the BlueCaps sing "Woman Love" I knew the world had changed and I would never be the same. And then the deluge.

feb 2, 2008, 7:11 pm

I've been reawakened. I had put in Ode to Joy without comment. I'd add the opening of Carmina Burana performed live. For exquisiteness The Lark Ascending tickles me in a deep way.

But to the immediate point, I like Meatloaf. He can get my tongue hanging out.

I don't feel quite the same still as I did when I first heard fifties rock (in the fifties), but I agree with geneg that when I first heard it I knew there was something importantly new in popular music.

See you later, alligator.


Redigeret: feb 2, 2008, 8:21 pm

In a while, crockerdile . (or something like that)


feb 3, 2008, 1:13 am

Several of Led Zeppelin's songs send shockwaves through my body, like "Immigrant Song" and "No Quarter." I like a lot of slow songs: I don't get the same kind of electricity (shockwaves) as with the faster music with the big beat, but it is more like shockwaves of recognition. One song I discovered recently is "Autumn" by Paolo Nutini. Another is "Man of the Hour" by Pearl Jam.

Redigeret: feb 6, 2008, 1:03 pm

Perhaps I am somewhat "out of whatever is "popular" (1960s , etc.), right now, I am turned on (shivers, etc.) by most of Sibelius (e.g., Finlandia and his Violin Concerto) and Beethovan's "Ode to Joy". Whatever is currrently popular leaves me cold (since the late 1940s)

feb 6, 2008, 1:08 pm

Janis Ian's version of "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye" on the compilation CD Song of America will make you weep.

feb 9, 2008, 9:56 am

#16 -- Dylan: Should be "Girl From the North Country"

Simon and Garfunkel borrowed part of it for Scarborough Fair:

"Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine."

feb 9, 2008, 12:25 pm

#47: Dylan did the song twice - once on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (Girl of the North Country) and once with Johnny Cash on Nashville Skyline (Girl from the North Country).

And S&G didn't borrow it - Scarborough Fair is a really old English ballad, medieval or maybe a little later. Dylan borrowed it from the ballad.

feb 9, 2008, 4:55 pm

47, 48> The video on YouTube is entitled "Girl from the North Country." I'll have to correct it and update the list in other respects, but it won't be for at least a few days, possibly weeks.


feb 14, 2008, 2:41 am

"Sposa Son Disprezzata" by Vivaldi, sung by Cecilia Bartoli. Gives me the chills every time I hear it. I imagine it being sung out over a river or lake. Just beautiful, with a slight "edge."

Redigeret: feb 18, 2008, 7:43 pm

It is not unabashedly stirring music but I think it deserves attention.

International classical-popular fusion


Redigeret: feb 19, 2008, 8:40 am

Thanks rdurick, I thought of Tomorrow Belongs To Me from Cabaret http://youtube.com/watch?v=EdM8PDu6VMg

Now you've sent me on a internet sidetrack. lol

There's always the music from the Mission http://youtube.com/watch?v=XvBT9sqXnew&feature=related
and http://youtube.com/watch?v=EwbEe4gAHJ0&feature=related

And Idumea from Cold Mountain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL-HiGRo7To&feature=related

Sinead, This is to Mother You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQjiLSxMZIU&feature=related

And http://youtube.com/watch?v=sbCexu1wzXM (Brandenburg Concerto on guitar)

mar 10, 2008, 5:22 pm

Just found this great group, and what an interesting topic-if a little hard to list.
Hope you like my choices, many of them have already been mentioned and I have missed out most of the music of my youth...

Lisa Gerrard- Anything by her
John Tavener-Bless and The Lamb
Dylan –Desolation Row, Sara
The Pogues and Kirsty MaCall-Fairy Tale of New York
Vaughn Williams-The Lark Ascending
Leonard Cohen-The Sisters of Mercy
Joni Mitchell-River
Jaques Brel- Ne Me Quitte Pas
The McGarrigles-Heart Like a Wheel, Mendocino
Van Morrison- Raglan Road, Tupelo Honey, Sweet Thing
Roy Harper-When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease
June Tabor-The Cloud Factory
Kate Rusby-The Wild Goose

...and Nat King Cole singing 'Stardust'

mar 12, 2008, 7:07 am

That's a great list maloytsang (#53). Somehow I prefer the composer Hoagy Carmichael's piano version of Stardust to Cole's, though when Nat reaches high for 'Sometimes I wonder ...' it is gorgeous to hear. Willie Nelson's version is of a different order entirely -- going for feeling perhaps more than beauty.

Here's Hoagy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfxAEw0Exa0

Here's NKC: http://youtube.com/watch?v=tFyKAUBkdOs

mar 12, 2008, 7:53 am

The finale of the last movement of Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony makes me want to go forth and die gloriously in battle.

Also, there's a Civil War song called The Faded Coat of Blue that never fails to make me cry, though it's the words that get me, and not the music. The refrain is:

No more the bugle calls the weary one.
Rest, noble spirit, in thy grave unknown.
I'll find you and know you among the good and true
When a robe of white is given for the faded coat of blue.

mar 12, 2008, 7:57 am

RainMan, I have never heard Hoagy play it before, thanks for that. It flags up how well composed it is and the the great hookline that Nat sings so well 'Sometimes I wonder...' Sublime.

I like Willie Nelson's version too.

mar 12, 2008, 9:23 pm

Oh, how dangerous music can be, Lydia!

mar 27, 2008, 6:57 am

Dear Group,

I thought I might post a song with which I (almost) started this post.

No, not that "BOOM, BOOM, BOOM "The Erica"

The Welsh are really more...


Desultory was quit correct, I was not looking for "desert Island" type songs.
NOR was I looking for the music you heard "... the first time you made love..."

I am still looking for that gut wrentching, STUFF...

I know, too many ellipses!

Yours, Guido

mar 28, 2008, 8:26 pm

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

mar 28, 2008, 8:31 pm


Can't say I ever made love to any on my list (#53).
Certainly it would be hard to do so listening to 'When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease', as it is about death :-)
Hope some of this is gut-wrenching enough,

John Lennon: Working Class Hero

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and class less and free
But you're still f****** peasants as far as I can see

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit

With the lights out its less dangerous
Here we are now
Entertain us

Richard Thompson: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Says James "In my opinion, there's nothing in this world
Beats a 52 Vincent and a red headed girl.
Now Nortons and Indians and Greeves won't do,
Ah, they don't have a soul like a Vincent 52"

Maria Callas: Vissi d’arte, Tosca

Mehta: Symphony 5: mvt. 4 (Adagietto) Mahler

mar 28, 2008, 10:50 pm

Edith Piaf- je regret ne rien(pardon my non french)
Danny Boy
Grieg -Hall of the Mountain King
Ave Maria,sung by Luciano Pavarotti(there are a few Aves, different composers,can't summon these offhand)
Melissa Etheridge-Someone Bring Me Some Water
All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe and To Love You-rock song from the ?70's?
How are Things In Gloccamorra from Finnegans Rainbow
Althea-The Grateful Dead

mar 29, 2008, 10:09 am

Grew up listening to my father sing Danny Boy and Glocammora misselainey. Happy days!

The artists who sang 'Air that I Breath' were the Hollies-also had a big hit with 'He Ain't Heavy' (He's my Brother)

mar 31, 2008, 2:33 am

I am not sure if it is what you are looking for....Romanza by anonymous when properly played is very romantic (the name gives that away).

mar 31, 2008, 6:54 am

maloytsang-I'm so glad someone remembers Glocamorra!
Now,how about the anthem of a generation-Born To Be Wild-raise your hand if you still crank it up when you're in the car !
And g ,I don't know if this relates downunder but there's a certain something that goes through me still at the first notes of Freebird,(Lynyrd Skynyrd)

apr 2, 2008, 11:29 pm

#60 maloytsang - thanks for the the Richard Thompson and John Lennon youtubes. Thompson I only learned about last summer, but I've loved that Lennon song since his Plastic Ono album was released my senior year iin high school.

apr 5, 2008, 10:53 am

Stormy Monday, performed live by Eric Clapton
Blues at Sunrise, performed live by Albert King
Texas Flood, performed live by Stevie Ray Vaughn
Have You Ever Been Mistreated, performed live by Buddy Guy
You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had, performed live by Muddy Waters
Start Me Up, Rolling Stones
South City Midnight Lady, Doobie Brothers

apr 7, 2008, 10:18 pm

Aram Katchaturian -- Gayne Ballet Suite (Adagio)

It's used in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey in the scenes where each astronaut is the sole person awake on the space ship Discovery. To me, the music evokes a sense of abject loneliness.

apr 10, 2008, 6:28 pm

Unless I am mistaken, The Ritual Sabre Dance is also a part of the Gayne Ballet Suite.

apr 10, 2008, 6:37 pm

You are not mistaken. Yet they are so different in mood -- the Sabre Dance is frenzied relative to the soulfulness of the Adagio, it's hard to imagine them being in the same work.

apr 11, 2008, 1:28 pm

# 67 Agreed. I love the music in that film (it's also my favorite film.)

Claire de Lune is an emotional song, one which I really like.

Redigeret: apr 12, 2008, 7:42 am

Dear Group, and especially rdurick,

Whilst looking through Utube - Hoyt Axton, a singer I do find evocative,
even though I do not particularly like so called C&W - I found "the song sung on
both sides..." Yes it was LORENA. This is not the most sentimental version I have
heard but I hope it makes it to "rdurick's" list.


Yours, Guido.

PS. A few minutes later, to avoid another posting, I would like to add (for #61)


Redigeret: apr 12, 2008, 4:23 pm

71> It's not, to my mind, my list; I was just putting in one place what other's had suggested.

I hope to update it, but I need to feel compulsive and have an hour in which to be compulsive.

I haven't listened to Hoyt Axton in a long time, but I always took his to be folk music, overproduced in later examples. I enjoyed his music and liked his voice.


apr 13, 2008, 1:29 pm

**71--Thank you so much!

nov 4, 2011, 4:16 am

Hi all,

Just reviving this thread so I can point to it.

an aside: The Welsh Anthem

Still looking for the "definitive" Men of Harlech

Wow, 3 and a half years already!


nov 21, 2011, 7:21 am

Try any Sibelius (e.g. Finlandia or the violin concerto).

dec 4, 2011, 9:30 pm

L'Internationale ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suVB3YGIUk0

Lyrics by Eugene Pottier (1871). Originally meant to be sung to the tune of La Marsiellaises, the music we know today was composed by Pierre De Geyter in 1888. In France the music remains in copyright until October 2017.

dec 6, 2011, 11:03 am

Beethoven"s Ninth

It"s a Sin - Eddie Arnold and his Tennessee Ploughtboys